If you are interested in attending any upcoming seminars, receiving a copy of a previous paper, or having members of Northbank Chambers present for you, please contact Northbank Chambers for more information on kmillar@northbankchambers.com.au or 07 3229 6254.

Upcoming

19-20 October BAQ Annual ADR Conference 

Members of Northbank Chambers who are also members of the ADR Committee (including Andrew Crowe QC (as Chair), Melanie Hindman QC and Philip Tucker) will again be involved in the organising of this conference.  Philip will also be speaking on the topic of cost disclosure for barrister mediators. 

 

15 August 2019 “Taking back the contract works – termination and step in rights”

Mark Steele and Peter Somers will be presenting on the above topic at an in-house seminar to the Minter Ellison construction law team.

28 August 2019  “The Rules in Jones v Dunkel and Browne v Dunn in Civil Trials” 

Melanie Hindman QC and Will Le Mass will be presenting on the above topic at the Legalwise Evidence and Advocacy Conference.

2-6 September 2019 Legal Training Institute PNG – Commercial Litigation Workshop

Ten barristers from the Queensland Bar conduct this workshop led by Andrew Crowe QC as team leader.   

 

Recent

20 June 2019 “Issues regarding liquidated damages – penalty v. genuine pre-estimate of loss; LDs v. general damages”

Max Walker and Will LeMass presented on the above topic at an in-house seminar to the Minter Ellison construction law team. 

18 April 2019 “Calls on securities – how to and how to resist”

Brent Reading presented on the above topic at an in-house seminar to the Minter Ellison construction law team.   

21 March 2019 “Adducing Admissible and Persuasive Expert Evidence – Key Issues”

Melanie Hindman QC and Nola Pearce presented on the above topic at the Legalwise 6th Annual Evidence and Advocacy Forum.

30 October 2018 “Judicial Review of Refugee Decisions”

Mark Steele was one of 3 presenters addressing the above topic in a BAQ CPD presentation.

13-14 October 2018 BAQ Annual ADR Conference

Andrew Crowe QC (as Chair of the ADR Committee) opened the conference.  David de Jersey participated in a panel discussion which had been facilitated by Melanie Hindman QC.  Melanie and Philip Tucker are both members of the ADR Committee which organised the conference.

3-7 September 2018 Legal Training Institute PNG – Commercial Litigation Workshop

From 3-7 September 2018 the BAQ conducted its 6th consecutive annual Commercial Litigation Workshop at the LTI/PNG.  Ten barristers from the Queensland Bar conducted this workshop led by Andrew Crowe QC as team leader.  Judge Porter QC (formerly a member of Northbank Chambers) and Mark Steele from Northbank Chambers also attended.  Andrew, Judge Porter QC and Mark have attended a number of these workshops.  In previous years John Bond QC (now Justice Bond) and Brent Reading (members of Northbank Chambers) have also attended.

29 August 2018 “Evidentiary Issues in Urgent Ex Parte Applications”

Melanie Hindman QC with Mei Ying Barnes presented on the above topic at the Legalwise Evidence and Advocacy Masterclass Conference.

 

23 August 2018 “Women planning and navigating major projects”

Melanie Hindman QC participated in this breakfast panel discussion at Minter Ellison. 

April 2018 “Protection of confidentiality in the State courts.”

Kylie Downes QC and Philippa Ahern published this article in Proctor (vol. 38 no. 3, pp.26-27). Unlike other Australian states and the Federal Court, Queensland does not have a comprehensive legislative scheme dealing with suppression and non-publication orders. Ms Downes QC and Ms Ahern consider the inherent jurisdiction of the Queensland courts to make such orders, particularly in respect of documents that contain confidential or commercially sensitive material.

February 2018 “Suppression and non-publication orders in the Federal Court.”

Kylie Downes QC and Philippa Ahern published this article in Proctor (vol. 38 no. 1, pp.30-31). In proceedings in the Federal Court, it is often necessary for parties to disclose or tender into evidence documents that contain confidential or commercially sensitive material. Ms Downes QC and Ms Ahern consider the Federal Court’s jurisdiction to make suppression and/or non-publication orders to prevent the dissemination of such information.